How to make it

  • For crust, combine the cornmeal, salt, evaporated milk and water in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently for 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove 1/2 cup, cover with plastic wrap.
  • Spread the remaining cornmeal mixture on bottom and sides of greased 8-inch square baking dish.
  • Cool for 2 to 3 minutes if necessary.
  • Bake in preheated 425-degree oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • For filling, brown beef, garlic, onion and bell pepper in large skillet; drain.
  • Add corn, olives, chiles, tomato sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well.
  • Spoon into cornmeal crust.
  • Drop rounded teaspoons of remaining cornmeal mixture on top of meat, sprinkle with cheese.
  • Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes.

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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    This sounds wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    tinadc ate it and said...
    I will make it next time it rains & we need substance for the old bones. Thanx
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  • elle 11 years ago
    singasong--I'll bet you could leave out the bottom crust entirely and just put spoonfuls of it over the top. And if you really wanted to, making it thin on the bottom should be fine, too. The corn? Maybe use regular instead of creamed, and cut the amount to 1/2 cup, just to have a little in there. It's a very versatile recipe--you can just play around w/ the filling till it tastes good.
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  • singasongof6pans 11 years ago
    I love tamales and love tamale casseroles. I keep looking at this recipe in an attempt to figure out what I can do to reduce the carb content of it. The biggest culprits, of course, are the corn meal and corn but I might be able to mix up just about half of the crust and spread it *very* thinly and use about half the called for corn. What say you, elle?
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  • zena824 11 years ago
    Love anything mexican.... this has my mouth watering.....
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  • mrspotatohead 11 years ago
    Will be trying this soon - there goes the diet.
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    " It was excellent "
    trackwidow ate it and said...
    This sounds great! Very nice on a cold night.
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